Peanut Butter M&M Pudding Cookies

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Soft & chewy pudding cookies filled with peanut butter M&Ms and mini chocolate chips.

Peanut Butter M&M Pudding Cookies | Persnickety Plates

My first attempt at a pudding cookie and I’m a fan.

How could I not be a fan of a soft cookie that is filled with peanut butter M&Ms and chocolate chips?

I made these for my cousin’s birthday and they were quickly eaten up.

Peanut Butter M&M Pudding Cookies | Persnickety Plates

Ingredients you’ll need

Below is a list of the ingredients you’ll need to gather to make this recipe. Scroll all the way down for the full recipe card.

  • Butter – One stick of unsalted butter, softened to room temperature.
  • White Sugar – Granulated white sugar.
  • Brown Sugar – Light brown sugar, packed.
  • Egg – One large egg.
  • Vanilla – I know vanilla is pricey but try to use pure vanilla extract instead of imitation if you can.
  • Flour – All purpose white flour.
  • Instant Vanilla Pudding – Make sure you get instant and not heat & serve.
  • Baking Soda – For rise.
  • Salt
  • Mini Chocolate Chips
  • M&Ms – I used Peanut Butter M&Ms

I didn’t get many pictures because I had party guests hovering over me waiting to try them. Like, these three are the only pictures I took. That’s what I get for not being better at time management.

Peanut Butter M&M Pudding Cookies | Persnickety Plates

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Peanut Butter M&M Pudding Cookies | Persnickety Plates

Peanut Butter M&M Pudding Cookies

Melissa Williams | Persnickety Plates
Soft & chewy pudding cookies filled with peanut butter M&Ms and mini chocolate chips.
4.80 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 125 kcal


  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature
  • ½ cup granulated white sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 3 Tablespoons instant vanilla pudding mix
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
  • ½ cup peanut butter M&Ms


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with a silicone liner or parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the butter, sugar, and brown sugar and cream until well combined with a hand mixer (or use a stand mixer).
    ½ cup unsalted butter, ½ cup granulated white sugar, ½ cup light brown sugar
  • Add in the egg and vanilla and mix to combine.
    1 large egg, ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • Add in the flour, pudding mix, baking soda, and salt, and mix until well combined.
    1 ½ cups all purpose flour, 3 Tablespoons instant vanilla pudding mix, ½ teaspoon baking soda, ½ teaspoon salt
  • Stir in the chocolate chips and M&M’s.
    ½ cup mini chocolate chips, ½ cup peanut butter M&Ms
  • Use a cookie scoop (or tablespoon) to portion 12 dough balls per pan, evenly spaced from each other.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges start to brown.
  • Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


Slightly adapted from Picky Palate


Serving: 1gCalories: 125kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 91mgPotassium: 19mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 138IUVitamin C: 0.02mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 0.5mg

Nutritional information is an estimate and provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe using your preferred nutrition calculator.

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